232212 Surveyor

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Plans, directs and conducts survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manages related information systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 1
Cadastral Surveyor
Engineering Surveyor
Geodetic Surveyor
Hydrographic Surveyor
Mine Surveyor
Photogrammetric Surveyor

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2322 Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

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Surveyors and Spatial Scientists
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SURVEYORS AND SPATIAL SCIENTISTS plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works, prepare and revise maps, charts and other geographic products, and analyse, present and maintain geographical information about locations in space and time.
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In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

determining the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and preparing the final product data in digital form
supervising the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing spatial information systems
undertaking research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
planning and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities
advising Architects, Engineering Professionals, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
compiling and evaluating data, interpreting codes of practice, and writing reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
preparing site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters
evaluating, compiling and maintaining spatial information using a range of digital and graphical source materials, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, historical data, reports and statistics
analysing and interpreting data to design maps, graphs, plans, drawings and three-dimensional models using geographic information and related systems
developing and trialling new applications for use in geographic information systems
supervising and coordinating the work of Surveying or Spatial Science Technicians in the production and reproduction of geographic products

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 510.50
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 131.10
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 432.70